R Subramanian, PhD – An International IAQ Perspective & Low Cost Monitor Review

Air Date: 9-23-2022|Episode 676

This week we welcome Dr. R. Subramanian for his international perspective on IAQ and to discuss how to evaluate and use low cost sensors. Dr. R Subramanian is a mechanical engineer who does research in atmospheric chemistry and environmental science. His PhD is in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in the IAQ Radio hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Subramanian is currently working in Qatar and joins us from there today.

Dr R Subramanian (“Subu”) is a Senior Scientist at the Environment and Sustainability Center (ESC) of the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), where he leads QEERI’s research on sensors for air quality and climate, with applications in outdoor air quality monitoring and forecasting, IAQ management, and measurement of GHG emissions. He is also a research fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (Rwanda) and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

His recent accomplishments include leading the development of the Real-time Affordable Multi-Pollutant (RAMP) monitor, co-leading the deployment of a 50 RAMP network in and around Pittsburgh, PA, and establishing the Africa qualité de l’air (AfriqAir) monitoring network in many cities across Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, he leads the air quality checks program for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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